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July 6, 2015

Best Big Ten-themed food creations featured on Pinterest

by Sean Merriman

Our friends over at recently released an article of the 10 best Ohio State cakes on Pinterest. There are a number of creative cakes featured in the post, ranging from birthdays to weddings  to baby showers. This got me thinking: If Ohio State has so many creative cake designs on Pinterest, every Big Ten school probably has some type of extravagant food creations on the popular social media platform. So, I searched all 14 Big Ten schools and picked my favorite food creation for all 14 schools.

Here we go.

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OHIO STATE: Ohio State stadium cake

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October 8, 2015

Ohio State Fans Build Massive Ohio Stadium Cake Out of 261 Eggs, 87 Cake Mixes

by Joe Kinsey

Saturday marks a huge milestone for a group of Ohio State fans who have been building an Ohio Stadium cake for 25 years. It all started “as a light-hearted means of celebrating the great tradition of Ohio State football,” according to the group’s website. ” Why build a stadium cake? The group says that a tailgater said it couldn’t be done, so the challenge was on.

The group is so organized and that they’ve been able to raise money and award 57 scholarships since 2004.


These numbers to grew even larger for the Eleventh and Twelfth Annual Ohio Stadium Cakes in 2001 and 2002 after renovations to the Stadium Cake, like the renovations to the Horseshoe itself, had been completed.  The Cake Crew added an expanded C-deck on the west side of the stadium, luxury suites, and the new press box.  In 2001 and 2002, the cake consisted of 84 cake mixes, 252 eggs, 1½ gallons of vegetable oil, 126 pounds of powdered sugar, 21 pounds of shortening, 1½ gallons milk, and 24 ounces vanilla extract.  In 2003, cake grew to 87 cake mixes and 261 eggs.  The ingredients for the Ohio Stadium Cake have remained fairly constant since 2003.
Big question:  What do they do with the cake after the game? I’ll update when the group’s Twitter account gets back to me.

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October 9, 2015

Ohio State fans build amazing stadium cake out of 261 eggs, 87 cake mixes

A group of fans in the United States have been building a cake for 25 years. The cake started “as a light-hearted means of celebrating the great tradition of Ohio State football” and has grown larger every year.

Luxury suites, a new press box and other renovations have been added over the years and it’s only until you see the long list of ingredients when you realise how much effort is put into it.

84 cake mixes
252 eggs
1.5 gallons of vegetable oil
126 lbs of powdered sugar
21 lbs of shortening
1.5 gallons of milk
24 lbs vanilla extract

All proceeds go towards raising money for scholarships with 57 being awarded since 2004.

Check out the original article here.
July 4, 2016

Photos: College football + cake batter = 6 crazy desserts

by ESPN Staff

What better time than July 4 to celebrate the long, rich and, yes, weird marriage between college football and food? From tailgating to meals at recruits' houses, food is a part of the sport's DNA. In honor of that tradition and the kickoff of summer picnics and BBQ season, we're taking a look at just a few of the many food-related stories dotting the CFB landscape.

College football fans are an inventive bunch as it is. Throw in some cake batter and graham crackers, and that fandom can really get bonkers. Here's a look at just six of the many, many ways that college football die-hards have expressed their love through desserts.

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The Horseshoe Cake

In 1991, a dedicated Ohio State tailgater made the ill-fated declaration that it would be impossible to replicate The Horsehoe in cake form. By that year's Iowa-Ohio State game, voila! The Stadium Cake had been invented, and remains a staple Saturday creation on one fall weekend every season since 1991. Since then, the 200-plus pound cake has been constructed for display at the creators' tailgate party before and during one home football game each year. It has become such a tradition that a Stadium Cake Scholarship Fund was started some years later, and since 2004, the school has awarded 57 scholarships through donations.

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October 7, 2016


Ohio Stadium Cake, Pink Out brings worthy fundraisers to OSU game


By Bryant Somerville


The OSU vs. Indiana game this weekend at the Shoe will be a little sweeter than normal.


That’s because the Ohio Stadium Cake will be at this weekend’s game.


It all started more than two decades ago on a dare that someone couldn’t make a cake that looked like Ohio Stadium. Now, 26 years later that dare is now a truth that raises money for a great cause.


A few years into the process the Ohio Stadium Cake Crew realized they were getting more donations than they anticipated, so they started a non-profit in their name for the sole purpose of collecting donations for student scholarships. In the last 22 years the group has raised more than $164,000 and has awarded 64 scholarships to OSU students.


Beth Tucker works in the Financial Aid Office at OSU and says it’s the group’s way to give back to the university that has given them so much.


“It’s a great feeling because none of us are independently wealthy,” she said. “So, this is one way that we can contribute to the university and give back to students like we received when we were in school.”


This year’s cake literally took one week to make between the baking, the sculpting and the decorating. Saturday, the organization will be on the South Lawn at St. John Arena where it will be accepting donations. Tucker says the cake should be cut before the game is over and it will serve about 1,000 pieces.


Inside the baked good are symbols: two pink ribbons.


It’s for Pink Out at Ohio State that will also be going on during Saturday’s game. The non-profit student run organization at OSU is doing it for its fourth year. It is selling T-shirts in an effort to pink out the Shoe and raise money and awareness about breast cancer. Shirts range from $10 to $15 and they’re on sale all the way up before Saturday’s game. Every dollar raised goes directly to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. The organization says every year it donates around $20,000.


For more information on Pink Out Ohio State, check out, and for more info on the Ohio Stadium Cake log on to

October 7, 2016


Another Awesome Ohio Stadium Cake as OSU Looks to Beat Indiana This Weekend


By Eric Sandy


 The Ohio Stadium Cake Crew has crafted another delicious-looking giant cake this year, ahead of the OSU-Indiana game this weekend.


Up here in Cleveland, we're all anxiously awaiting today's Tribe-Sox Game 2, but, for a moment, we're pausing to shine a light on this terrific organization. For years now, the Ohio Stadium Cake Crew has been creating intricate confections in the likeness of the Shoe. Along the way, they've raised more than $164,000 for the school and awarded 64 scholarships to OSU students.


 It seems that down in Columbus, OSU football players and their fans, especially those who benefit from a wide array of scholarships, can have their cake and (cliche becoming tedious).

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